Courses Bachelor Display 2017-2018

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Course title Financial Markets
Course code EBC2006
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessement None
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
2 30-10-2017 22-12-2017 X X
Level Intermediate
Coordinator Peiran Jiao
For more information: p.jiao@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
- Understand what finance theory says about how risky securities are priced in equilibrium.
- Understand what finance theory has to say about the mix between debt and equity finance for a firm.
- Understand the implications of the previously mentioned points for risky investment valuation.
- Understand dividends: Why do firms pay dividends? Do investors demand dividends? Should dividends matter for the firm or the investor?
- Learn about derivatives and their use as risk management tools by firms and investors.
Description
The course deals with basic issues in finance, such as risk diversification and asset pricing, capital structure, investment valuation, market efficiency, dividend policy and the use of derivatives.
Literature
Berk & De Marzo, Corporate Finance, Pearson
Prerequisites
Students are expected to understand the following finance concepts: Types of securities (stocks, bonds) and their returns; the concept of risk diversification and efficient frontiers, principles of time value of money.
Exchange students need to have taken at least one introductory finance course.
An advanced level of English
Teaching methods PBL / Assignment
Assessment methods Final Paper / Participation / Written Exam
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
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Bachelor Economics and Business Economics Specialisation Emerging Markets Year 2 Core Courses
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics Specialisation International Business Economics Compulsory Courses
SBE Exchange Bachelor Bachelor Exchange Courses
SBE Exchange Master Bachelor Exchange Courses
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